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Biomedical Engineering is engaged in a wide range of issues is at the forefront of knowledge in the interface between engineering sciences, medicine and biology, the curriculum also diversified, multi-disciplinary and depth. At first the program puts emphasis on imparting a broad knowledge of science and engineering, combined with the life sciences and medicine. The level of basic courses in mathematics and science high with the intention of giving students a solid foundation that will allow them to specialize, as part of the elective courses, each subject they choose. In the second phase, each student selects courses totaling 30 points from elective faculty.

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General Information

More than just academic studies!

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Biomedical Engineering – Science and Engineering to Advance Medicine

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering (BME) engages the knowledge and tools covering a spectrum of engineering disciplines to develop medical diagnostic techniques and therapeutics and to investigate the physiological basis of diseases. The rise in standard of living and life expectancy throughout the world, alongside an increasing demand for diverse and high-level health services, has been paralleled with an escalating need for innovative medical devices and products.

The engineering and scientific nature of BME trains graduates to engage in and integrate knowledge in Exact Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine.

Biomedical engineers can bridge the engineering and medical worlds, and are trained to combine analytical and engineering thinking with integrative capacities, with a considerable degree of innovation and creativity.

 

What is developed in the Biomedical Engineering industry?

The biomedical industry includes disciplines at the forefront of modern engineering, technology and medicine, including: Development of imaging platforms l Medical signal processing Medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices l Brain research and neural interfaces l Analysis of physiological control systems  Rehabilitation engineering  Tissue engineering Biomaterials Artificial organs  Implantable artificial aides Biomechanics Physiological flow systems.

There is rapid growth in all of these disciplines in Israel and throughout the Western world. The biomedical industry seeks graduates with capacities to deal with complex systems and ability to delve into engineering disciplines, with a comprehensive understanding in the Life Sciences. The field is characterized by innovation, sophistication and continuous search for challenges and new solutions. Graduates of our undergraduate and graduate programs in the Faculty of BME have successfully integrated to the BME industry and other advanced and high-tech industries in Israel.

Employment opportunities

The demand for graduates of this program is high.  Most students already begin working in the industry during their studies at the Technion.  Graduates take on key positions in: advanced medical device development teams, production characterization and planning, medical product marketing and application, start-up companies, BME research institutes and academic institutions.

Biomedical Engineering at the Technion

  • The biomedical engineering program equips students with a solid and in-depth background in basic sciences, together with extensive knowledge in Biomedical Engineering, Life Sciences and Medicine. This diverse basis qualifies graduates to take on key positions in the various hi-tech industries, in biomedical research institutions, in hospitals, and in government and international health organizations.
  • The premiere teaching and research laboratories at the Faculty are on pair with those of leading institutes throughout the world in this discipline.  This enables acquisition of practical experience and expertise in a variety of fields.
  • The Faculty encourages entrepreneurship and creativity, through close collaboration with the industry.
  • The undergraduate BME program offers three “Focus Tracks” (detailed below).

 The Technion offers two unique joint-study program detailed below:

  • Biomedical Engineering and Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering and Medicine

 

Study Program

The study program is comprised of mandatory courses, a wide range of core electives in specialized areas of interest, and secondary electives.  Mandatory courses cover basic sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computers), Life Sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cell biology and Physiology), engineering disciplines, intended to provide a broad engineering basis in Mechanics, Electronics and Control, Biomaterials, and Transport Phenomena, and in BME disciplines pursued at the Faculty (Bioelectric Effects, Physiological Control, Cell and Tissue Mechanics, etc).

The program integrates courses aimed at providing students with practical and laboratory experience and to encourage innovativeness, and includes four laboratory courses and two project courses, in which students apply acquired engineering knowledge to design biomedical devices and systems.  In addition, a clinical-engineering project is conducted in clinical hospital departments, exposing students to the clinical work environment, and to the engineering needs in demand of solutions.

Electives are intended to enable students to specialize in specific fields of interest.  The list of electives includes a variety of topics, including: Diagnostic and therapeutic devices I Noninvasive techniques I Imaging techniques I Medical signal and image processing I Physiological control I Optics and ultrasound in imaging and therapeutic I  Musculo-skeletal and joint systems I Orthopedics and rehabilitation biomechanics I Tissue and cell engineering I  Artificial organs and aides I Biological flow systems I Respiratory system I Biosensor systems I Biochemical engineering I Molecular engineering I Tissue engineering I Biosensors I Artificial metabolic Organs I Controlled-release drugs

Biomedical Engineering Focus Tracks

  • Medical Imaging and Signals
  • Biomechanics and Flow
  • Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
  • Students must choose at least two areas of focus.

Joint Programs

A joint program between the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine

This exclusive program is intended for candidates with an exceptionally high admissions index (Sekhem), who pass the National Medical School Evaluation Exams (MOR). 

This unique program confers a joint degree: A Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences after four years.  An MD is granted after an additional three years (clinical) and one year of internship (see admissions requirements to the School of Medicine for students with an academic background).

Note!

Students interested in transferring to this joint program can apply during the course of their studies.  Click here for details.

Contact us:

Biomedical Engineering: Associate Professor Amir Landesberg 04-8294143 amir@bm.technion.ac.il

Asya Ashkenazi-Eliseeva 04-8294123 office@bm.technion.ac.il

 

Biomedical Engineering – Physics

Joint program between the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Physics.

Students in this program gain a broad basis in nano-biophysics.

This four-year program confers a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and Physics.

Contact us

Program advisor: Assistant Professor Yoav Shechtman | 04-8291422 | yoavsh@technion.ac.il

Asya Ashkenazi-Eliseeva | 04-8294123 | office@bm.technion.ac.il

 

Alumni Speak

Uri Laueterbach, BME Faculty BSc graduate

Do you want your occupation to advance mankind and not only bring in money?  The Faculty of BME will provide you with the tools you need to become a multidisciplinary engineer, with a monumental advantage in understanding the Life Sciences and Medicine jargon, alongside Engineering jargon.

After serving in the army, I deliberated about which course of studies to choose.  I looked into various study programs, but it was clear to me throughout, that I would study in the Technion, one of the country’s leading institutes.  My interest and the potential embedded in a BME BSc degree, attracted me.

The studies at the Faculty were challenging, but most interesting.  The high acceptance requirements, results in a small student body, of the highest quality and standards throughout the Technion.  The limited number of students enables a close relationship and acquaintance between the students and staff, which makes the studies enjoyable, with personalized attention.  The flexibility in electives gave me the opportunity to choose topics of greatest interest to me from a wide range of BME courses.

During my undergraduate studies, I began working in a research lab at the Faculty, which exposed me to the world of research, and helped me focus further professional decisions.

Today, I am a part of a team developing a medical product, in a leading company in the discipline, and use the many tools I acquired at the Faculty on a daily basis.

Contact us

Associate Professor Josué Sznitman | 077-8295678 | sznitman@bm.technion.ac.il

Asya Ashkenazi-Yelisyeva | 04-8294123 | office@bm.technion.ac.il

Curriculum

The curriculum of each study program is detailed in the Graduate studies website.

 

Biomedical Engineering – Physics

Joint study program between the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Physics.

This novel program in intended for a limited number of Honors students interested in gaining scientific and technological knowledge in biomedical engineering disciplines, together with a deeper physical understanding of modern biomedical engineering phenomena and research tools.

At the end of the program, students are granted an BSc in Biomedical engineering and Physics.

In this program, effort will be made to adjust the schedules and exam schedules of the two tracks.  It is difficult to adjust the program for a very small number of students.  Therefore, the length of the study program may be longer than planned.

Contact us

Biomedical Engineering: Assistant Professor Yoav Shechtman | 04-8291422 | yoavsh@technion.ac.il

Asya Ashkenazi-Yelisyeva | 04-8294123 | office@bm.technion.ac.il

http://bme.technion.ac.il

Physics: Professor Oren Bergman I 04-8293546| bergman@physics.technion.ac.il

Eti Maman I 04-8295585 | eti@physics.technion.ac.il

http://phys.technion.ac.il

Curriculum

The curriculum of each study program is detailed in the Graduate studies website.

 

Biomedical Engineering and Medicine – Medicine Major (Joint Program)

Joint program between the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine

This exclusive and unique program is intended for candidates with an exceptionally high admissions index (Sekhem), and it confers a joint degree: a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences after four years.  An MD is granted after an additional three years (clinical) and one year of internship (see admissions requirements to the School of Medicine for students with an academic background).

Only candidates with Israeli citizenship can register for the joint BME-Medicine program.

Program objective  

The program aims to generate students with in-depth knowledge in both engineering and medicine, who will lead all aspects of medical research and form the next generation of physicians, top researchers and developers, who will navigate the new research directions in the fields of medicine, engineering and biomedical engineering industry.

Program duration

Program duration – seven years, and an additional year of internship.

Study program

In the first two years, basic courses in Exact sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine and Engineering are offered.

In the third and fourth years, students complete all studies covered in the first years of medicine, in parallel to specialization in BME disciplines.

After completing all preclinical medical school coursework, students can begin their years of clinical studies.

Starting from the fifth year, upon completion of all preclinical courses taught in medical school, students meeting the requirements can move on to the three years of clinical work in medical school.

Transferring from Biomedical Engineering to Medicine – Medicine Major or to the Joint Biomedical Engineering and Medicine – Medicine Major Program

Students who have not been accepted to the Medicine – Medicine Major or Joint Biomedical Engineering-Medicine – Medicine Major Program can begin studying biomedical engineering and attempt to transfer after two years of study, based on their academic achievements.  For further information – see here.

Contact us

Biomedical Engineering: Associate Professor Amir Landesberg I 04-8294143 l amir@bm.technion.ac.il

Asya Ashkenazi-Yelisyava I 04-8294123 I office@bm.technion.ac.il | bme.technion.ac.il

Medicine: Michal Keren | md.technion.ac.il | 077-8871166 | kabalamd@technion.ac.il